This course is designed to enhance your ability to assist maternity teams in providing safe and holistic care to women and families. Taught by experienced practitioners at our state-of-the-art London campus, you will explore the maternal, fetal and neonatal physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, labour and puerperium, with particular focus on the principles of accountability, including the role boundaries in maternity services.
Delivered through weekly study days to enable you to maintain your employment while advancing your learning, this course will challenge you to develop and apply your knowledge of basic adult and neonatal anatomy and physiology, and to develop care plans under the supervision of a midwife. Throughout the course we will ensure that you do not undertake care that falls within the remit of the midwife and instead focus on developing the key support skills that will enhance your current practice, such as taking blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiration.
Armed with these enhanced skills you will become more effective in your current practice and obtain an excellent base knowledge for pursuing further academic study in Midwifery if you wish.
Devised to enable you to maintain your professional employment while studying, this course is delivered in weekly study days at our London campus. Using a combination of lectures, practical exercises, seminars, drills and skills training you will explore the following subjects:
You will be assessed through an essay and portfolio at the end of this course.
To be eligible for this module, you must have current employment as midwifery support worker.
Please visit our CPD health practitioner webpage to download an application form and for more information on the application process.
The fees* below refer to the 2019/20 academic year unless otherwise stated.
Per credit: £60
15 credits: £900
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation.
There are several funding options available:
For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.